10 September 2015
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About six weeks ago I decided to pickup a new 3d Printer. After looking at what was out there from MakerBot, Ultimaker, Type A Machines, Chinese knockoffs (like FlashForge and Wanhao) and the various models based off the RepRap Prusa, I finally settled on the FlashForge Creator Pro Dual Extrusion 3D Printer (FFCP).
Some of the reasons I chose the FFCP is because it’s totally enclosed. This should allow for more efficient and higher quality BS prints. It has a three-point platform leveling system which is pretty intuitive. It has a heat resistant build platform support made of highly-durable metal. And has a thicker Z-axis rod which provides for steadier and precise movement.
Out of the box it required very minimal setup. Here are the steps:
At this point you should have something that looks a lot like this:
I’m not going to go into the details for assembeling the top enclosure as it’s pretty self-explanatory. Once you’ve gotten that assembled and in place along with the front door you will have something that looks like this:
In the next few days I’ll be writing additional blog posts related to the FFCP so stay tuned.